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Oxford Prison Life

The Malmaison in Oxford is a former prison now converted into a luxury hotel. The prison has occupied the site since medieval times and was only closed to inmates in the 80’s, although judging from some of the “guests” perhaps some of the “lifers” couldn’t be moved. That’s a joke by the way… The hotel comes highly recommended and has excellent sound proofing.

Make it Bad

Those of you who can remember 110 film cameras, Super-8 and all the other forms of fallible film technology will find great joy in the iPhone application that is Hipstamatic – a wonderfully implemented bit of software that emulates not only the looks but the technological feel of using old school film technology – pick a slightly questionable film stock  a suitably dodgy lens and a questionable film process and see what comes out of the mix. Random chance can […]

Would You Like an Opinion with That?

Back in the old days when we use to shoot photos on that archaic media called film you had to get it developed before you could see what a mess you’d made of your composition.

Beneath the Tide

There’s something weird going on down when the tide goes out… something luminescent and alive. There’s a whole crawling, creeping ecosytem just below your feet at the river bank and it’s climbing steadily upwards…Look out..

Marketing Campaign

[blockquote]I’ve been on a brazen marketing campaign to promote brand awareness sticking my logo anywhere I can…[/blockquote] This involved variously a flight to New York, hanging out with Angelina Jollie,  a visit to a Lego factory, some guerilla poster placement on the London Underground and a trip into the future to meet the Transformers…

Venice 2009 – Biennale

Welcome to the Venice Biennale – the greatest and largest contemporary art show in the world. Here for your entertainment and delectation are some selected photographs.

London by Night

London by Night

It’s quite pretty London during the night time. I took some photos recently testing out the HDR possibilities of Photoshop and my camera.

Pushing the Curve

Pushing the curve, or pushing the “S” curve to give it it’s proper name is a colourist’s term for adjusting the gamma curve of an image to crush the blacks and roll off the highlights giving the image a more “filmic” look. Film has a particular performance characteristic when exposed to light which means it is much more sympathetic to extremes of contrast than video sensors which tend to blow out the highlights when confronted with extremes of brightness.

Brighton Rocks

We went to Brighton last summer. The first shock was that it was available in colour. The second was that it rocked.

40 Things

I was 40 and so were lots of other things too…